Most Overrated NHL Players

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1 Sidney Crosby Sidney Crosby Sidney Patrick Crosby ONS (born August 7, 1987) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player who currently serves as captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League.

LISTEN PEOPLE without Crosby Pens wouldn't have won 3 cups - Disturbedpotato

Scored 0 goals and 1 assist and got swept in the first round. Alex Ovechkin would never.

Caps lost to a wild card team that was in the playoffs for the first time in ten years so the jokes on you - Disturbedpotato

Crosby is really good but overrated

The truth is that malkin is the real face of the penguins, Crosby is thought of as the best because he is a forst liner on a team malkin carries. I believe he is the dirtiest player. Ever see a penguins game with a call against the penguins? I haven't. Also, he is known for diving and embellishing, but when he does so, the other team gets the penalty, it's just not right and is a disgrace to hockey. I can't believe he is thought of as the best. He isn't even on the top 20 right now if you ask me. He is always getting injured, and that hurts the team when your captain is gone. It's time the fans take a stand against the overprivilaged penguins and noncalls. Thank you very much for your time and keep your head up out there.

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2 Connor McDavid Connor McDavid Connor McDavid is a Canadian ice hockey centre and captain for the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League.

He can't get his team to the playoffs he's also a puck hog

People can't admit to the Oilers having the best player ever. come on guys, just own it! - TheHabsFan

4th liner letestou had more points than mcdavid did the one time he mad the playoffs. Enough said.

Can't call yourself the best if you can't get your team into the playoffs. End of story. Only the best can be considered and he isn't among them, points be damned.

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3 Dion Phaneuf

A 'pileon' is more use on the ice than Phaneuf right now. Too bad, when he was a Flame he played with passion and fought guys. Now the only thing on his mind is his huge salary.

So sorry, I posted that when he was good, but now I think he should just retire - SayJ123

Phaneuf is the leafs' best defenceman though, although he got traded - SayJ123

He can hit, but that is about it. -

4 Rick Dipietro

Injury prone. Never lived up to the hype. -

5 Todd Bertuzzi

Never the same after the Steve Moore incident. -

6 Nicklas Backstrom

Actually he is underrated - Disturbedpotato

So true because now he sucks - Callahan87

Ovechkin leads the caps. Without ovi he would be nothing. People also think of his "15 goals in 15 seconds commercial." Any nhl player can do that. He's nothing

If you are betting your franchise on Ovechkin you are doomed. You have to have a team! That includes at least 2 SOLID lines, 2 good penalty kill lines, an all around line that will do whatever the coach asks, and most of all A HEART! GKG! To quote an NHL rule: Rule 13 Composition of Team
A Team shall be composed of 20 players (18 skaters and two goalkeepers as per Rule 15 (a)(c)(d) - Players in Uniform) who shall be under contract to the Club they represent.

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7 Jason Arnott

Slow and can't score anymore. -

8 Alexander Ovechkin Alexander Ovechkin Alexander Mikhailovich "Alex" Ovechkin is a Russian professional ice hockey winger and captain of the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League.

Choke artist who won a singular time.

he's trash

He stands in one spot and shoots. He's a cherry picker and never passes off. He does have a cannon, but that's it. He is one dimensional. I'll take Sidney Crosby any day.

He's not even the top 100 greatest NHL players of all time

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9 Jonathon Cheechoo

Thorton hade 92 assists that's why cheechoo did good you can't not be great on a line with one of the best passers in the league

Yeah, a lot of people say Cheechoo was good thanks to Thorton. Couldn't agree more.

People STILL expect good seasons out of him. But this just shows how AWESOME Thornton is. - booklover1

One good season thanks to Joe Thornton. All over for him now though. -

10 Bryan McCabe

Had a few good seasons way back when. -

The Contenders

11 Jordan Staal

Lately been big for penguins, without crosby and malkin

He is the best. People need 2 quit hating and start appreciating. GO PENS!

Should not be here

Compared to his brothers he has got nothing. -

12 Rob Blake

Passed his prime. Time to hang em up. -

13 Nicklas Lidstrom

He is amazing. And yes he is on top 5 d men of all time.

14 Alex Kovalev

Everyone thinks he's an all star. Get Real. - booklover1

15 Max Afinogenov

He's got speed, but that is about it. -

16 P.K. Subban

Terrible and overrated - Disturbedpotato

Good that Preds traded him. Most overrated player. - Disturbedpotato

17 Auston Matthews Auston Matthews Auston Matthews is an American professional ice hockey player for the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League.

Although he's got lots of talent, leafs fans think they'll win the cup every season because they have Austin Matthews but no blue line. He's not the next Wayne Gretzky, but leafs fans think he's better than Gretzky for some reason.

Nobody:
Leafs fans: mAttHeWs iS bEtTer tHaN mCdAviD - Disturbedpotato

Was rated as one of the top 10 best current players in the NHL. What a joke.

18 Eric Lindros
19 Alexei Yashin
20 Jonathan Toews

Patrick kane should be captian

He doesn’t play to a 4 mil standard much less a 10.5 standard.

21 Marián Hossa

If you know anything about Hockey Hossa is so underrated. He carried the Hawks Made Toews who he is today. Hardest worker on the team. Sad to see him hang them up.If you notice hawks are not playing as well. True leaders make other players around them better. Not built up by scouts and media TSN.

Yo this guy is amazing my favorite in the nhl and yes I am a hawk fan. Well the whole theam is my favorites.

HOSSA?!? HE IS UNDERERATED IF ANYTHING - Sssamuel2

22 Wayne Gretzky Wayne Gretzky Wayne Douglas Gretzky CC is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player and former head coach. He played 20 seasons in the National Hockey League for four teams from 1979 to 1999.

Come on, nobody ever dared hit him and that is why he had all the space and opportunity to score all those goals and make all those assists. If Mario Lemieux was healthy and played the same amount of games, Mario would have easily surpassed Wayne's point total of 2800 or so.

Overrated! I hate how much people adore him! He isn't as good as people say! Connor McDavid has better skills! - TheHabsFan

23 Ilya Kovalchuk

Greedy overrated selfish!

24 Alexandre Daigle
25 Patrick Kane Patrick Kane
26 Jimmy Howard
27 R.J. Umberger
28 Martin Brodeur

Marty Brodeur on this list? Brodeur played in an era with lots of scoring and an era with minor scoring. 1995, he was still playing the whole stand up diving routine. Then, later in his career, he used the butterfly technique as well. Watch old clips of Marty Brodeur. He makes diving blocker saves, and in later games, makes even better saves.

29 Dany Heatley

Heater sucks

30 Trevor Linden
31 Vladimir Tarasenko Vladimir Tarasenko Vladimir Andreyevich Tarasenko is a Russian professional ice hockey right winger currently serving as an alternate captain for the St.

He lifted the cup - Disturbedpotato

Best NFL player there is up to date

Just score scores

32 Joe Thornton
33 Milan Lucic
34 Sean Bergenheim
35 Drew Doughty

As a Kings fan I have to admit he is a bit underrated - Disturbedpotato

36 Michal Rozsival
37 Doug Gilmour
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